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Adrian Peterson Set for Poker Action on Super Bowl Weekend

by Omar

On Sunday, February 6th, Super Bowl Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will be gearing up for some serious action. Of course, they had a terrible football season and we eliminated from playoff contention by early December. And the only way they would be getting into Super Bowl XLV would be if they had purchased tickets beforehand. But that’s not stopping them from having some fun of their own as it was just announced that Pro Bowl Running Back, Adrian Peterson will be hosting a celebrity poker tournament to on the Friday before, on Friday, February 4th.

The event, the Adrian Peterson’s All-In Celebrity Poker Tournament will be held to benefit Peterson’s own charity, the All Day Foundation. The tournament will kick off at 5PM in Dallas’ Southside Music Hall at Gilley’s with a relatively modest $500 buy in fee. Peterson and his foundation have lined up some heavy hitters from both within the poker/football worlds and outside as well. Hosting the event will be one of the main headliner’s, 11-time World Series of Poker Bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth. Its an added bonus for the attention craving Hellmuth who has been linked to the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. It is quite possible that Hellmuth will be the only professional poker pro actually scheduled to attend.

There will however be a plethora of NFLers taking part. Among them are Larry Fitzgerald, Bernard Berrian, Julius Peppers, Tashard Choice, Antione Winfield, Charles Godfrey, Justin Forsett and Roy Williams.

The event will also feature an auction and one of the prizes up for grabs is a World Series of Poker Main Event seat. For those looking to rub elbows with some famous people, but don’t really play poker, the general public is welcome to purchase $150 spectator passes which give them access to the event.

The top 3 finishers in the event will split $25,000 in prizes, making this a worthy charity event.

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